Victorian report, May 2014

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In this report

This report includes the following tables:

This report is issued by the Administrator of the National Health Funding Pool under section 240 of the National Health Reform Act 2011.

This report is prepared on a cash basis. It shows monthly and year-to-date (YTD) National Health Reform (NHR) funding and payments for Victoria for May 2014 as part of the National Health Reform Agreement.

Local hospital networks and National Health Reform

A local hospital network (LHN) is an organisation that provides public hospital services in accordance with the Agreement. An LHN can contain one or more hospitals, and is usually defined as a business group, geographical area or community. Every Australian public hospital is part of an LHN.

Note: The term ‘local hospital network’ is a national term. Some states and territories use their own terminology to describe these networks, such as local health districts, health organisations, and hospital and health services.

Under the Agreement, LHNs receive funding for the following public hospital services:

  • All admitted and non-admitted services
  • All emergency department services provided by a recognised emergency department
  • Other outpatient, mental health, sub-acute services and other services that could reasonably be considered a public hospital service.

Note: LHNs also receive funding from other sources, including the Commonwealth, states and territories, and third parties for the provision of other specific functions and services outside the scope of the Agreement, for example dental services, primary care, home and community care, residential aged care and pharmaceuticals. For further information on total funding to a particular LHN, contact the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services to view the service agreement for that LHN.

Note: Amounts shown in the monthly reports do not include the New South Wales contributions to Victoria for Albury Wodonga Health.

Basis for National Health Reform payments – Victoria, May 2014

For the basis of the Commonwealth contribution to NHR funding, see Basis of Commonwealth NHR funding, 2013-14.

The basis used to determine NHR payments to local hospital networks (LHNs) in Victoria for May 2014 was advised by the Victorian Department of Health to be as follows:

Payments in Victoria are based upon "Statement of priorities" agreements between Victorian public health services (LHNs) and the Minister for Health (or Secretary). These annual agreements detail the service profile, strategic priorities and deliverables the local hospital network will achieve in the year ahead; list the key financial, access and service performance priorities and agreed targets; and list funding estimates and associated service activity. Once agreed, Statements of priorities are published at www.health.vic.gov.au/hospitals/sops.htm (external link, opens in a new window).

Funding details are aggregated into ABF funded services (including NWAU equivalent service volume), Block funded services and Other funding for the purpose of determining payments to and from the state pool account and the state managed fund.

Payments are made twice monthly on the basis of one-twelfth of the agreed funding budget, adjusted for cash flow requirements of individual Victorian public health services.

While the basis of NHR payments are reported on a cash basis by the Administrator, LHNs generally report revenue and expenditure on an accrual basis.

Victorian LHNs receive ABF, block and other payments for different services and purposes. Adjustments are made by the Victorian Department of Health for cash flow needs and costs administered by the Department on behalf of LHNs. Due to the timing and processing of these adjustments, The Royal Women's Hospital show a negative amount for the block payment in May 2014.

Calvary Health Care Bethlehem Limited was registered as an LHN in the Victorian Funding Pool in July 2013. For this reporting period, only the state funding contribution was paid through the Funding Pool. Victoria is yet to advise the Administrator of estimated NWAU services to attract a Commonwealth contribution for the services provided by this LHN.

In March 2014, the Commonwealth provided Victoria with additional public hospital funding of $22,139,573.59 under the 2013-14 Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO) funding measure: Public Hospital System - additional funding. This funding was provided to offset the downward adjustment to 2013-14 NHR funding applied at the MYEFO due to the application of updated NHR funding indexation parameters. A requirement of the provision of this funding was that the funding be provided to LHNs through the National Health Funding Pool and / or State Managed Fund.

The Administrator has been advised by Victoria that the allocation of additional funding from the Commonwealth is being paid in accordance with original LHN cash-flows, and will be paid during the 2013-14 financial year.

Reference information

The financial information outlined in the following report is categorised as:

  • NHR funding – when the Commonwealth or state or territory government pays NHR funding into a state pool account or state managed fund.
  • NHR payments – when NHR funding that has been deposited into a state pool account or state managed fund is paid out of the state pool account by the Administrator, or is paid out of the state managed fund by the state or territory.

State pool account transactions

Table 1a – State pool account transactions – Victoria, May 2014

This table shows funding paid into the Victorian state pool account by the Commonwealth, Victoria or other states/territories, and payments out of the state pool account to LHNs, the state managed fund, the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services or the state pool accounts of other states/territories for May 2014.

NHR funding by source Paid Into state pool account Paid Out of state pool account
To Local hospital networks To State
Managed Fund
To state
health department
To state pool (other State) Total paid out
($) ($) ($) ($) ($) ($)
Commonwealth
ABF funding
212,157,379 212,157,379 212,157,379
Commonwealth
Block funding
76,201,363 76,201,363 76,201,363
Commonwealth
Other funding
6,666,679 6,666,679 6,666,679
Total C'wealth
funding
295,025,421 212,157,379 76,201,363 6,666,679 295,025,421
VIC
funding
231,516,986 231,472,492 44,494 0 231,516,986
Other state/territory funding 0 0 0 0
Total 526,542,406 443,629,871 76,201,363 6,711,173 0 526,542,406

See definitions and explanatory notes following table 1b.

Table 1b – State pool account transactions YTD – Victoria, May 2014

Following on from table 1a, this table shows year-to-date (YTD) funding paid into the Victorian state pool account by the Commonwealth, Victoria or other states/territories, and payments out of the state pool account to LHNs, the state managed fund, the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services or the state pool accounts of other states/territories as at May 2014.

NHR funding by source Paid Into state
pool account
Paid Out of state pool account
To Local hospital
networks
YTD
To State
Managed Fund
YTD
To state health
department
YTD
To state pool (other State)
YTD
Total paid out
YTD
($) ($) ($) ($) ($) ($)
Commonwealth
ABF funding
2,765,656,062 2,765,656,062 2,765,656,062
Commonwealth
Block funding
377,759,673 377,759,673 377,759,673
Commonwealth
Other funding
73,884,064 73,884,064 73,884,064
Total C'wealth
funding
3,217,299,799 2,765,656,062 377,759,673 73,884,064 3,217,299,799
VIC
funding
3,703,452,689 3,702,284,107 1,168,583 0 3,703,452,689
Other state/territory funding 0 0 0 0
Total 6,920,752,488 6,467,940,168 377,759,673 75,052,647 0 6,920,752,488

Commonwealth ABF funding represents Acute admitted public, Acute admitted private, Non-admitted, and Emergency department, Sub-acute, and Admitted mental health service categories, which are funded by the Commonwealth through the state pool account and subsequently paid to LHNs.

Commonwealth Block funding represents Non-admitted mental health, Small rural hospitals, Teaching, training & research, and Other non-admitted categories, which are funded by the Commonwealth and paid to the state managed fund.

Commonwealth Other funding represents other amounts funded by the Commonwealth, transacted through the state pool account and subsequently paid to state or territory health departments. This currently represents the Commonwealth contribution to public health.

VIC funding represents funding contributions paid by Victoria into its own state pool account, and subsequently paid to LHNs within the state, to the Victorian health department and/or to other state pool accounts.

Other state/territory funding represents contributions paid to Victoria by other states and territories for cross-border activity.

Note: The grey shaded areas in these tables reflect that these amounts are not applicable for a particular 'paid out' column. For example, Commonwealth block funding is only paid to state managed funds and is not applicable for local hospital networks or state health departments.

NHR funding and payments shown in these tables include GST where applicable.

For more information, see National Health Reform funding and payments.

State managed fund transactions

Table 2a – State managed fund transactions – Victoria, May 2014

This table shows funding paid into the Victoria state managed fund by the Commonwealth and Victoria, and payments out of the state managed fund to LHNs and other provider organisations for May 2014.

NHR funding by source Paid into state managed fund Paid out of state managed fund
To local hospital networks To Other Total paid out
($) ($) ($) ($)
Commonwealth Block funding 76,201,363 76,201,363
State/territory Block funding -4,084,157 -4,084,157
Total 72,117,206 71,148,835 968,370 72,117,206

See explanatory notes following table 2b.

Table 2b – State managed fund transactions YTD – Victoria, May 2014

Following on from table 2a, this table shows year-to-date (YTD) funding paid into the Victorian state managed fund by the Commonwealth and Victoria, and YTD payments out of the state managed fund to local hospital networks and other provider organisations as at May 2014. These amounts include notional payments for July, August and September 2012.

NHR funding by source Paid into state
managed fund
YTD
Paid out of state managed fund YTD
To local hospital
networks
YTD
To Other
YTD
Total paid out
YTD
($) ($) ($) ($)
Commonwealth Block funding 377,759,673 377,759,673
State/territory Block funding 618,935,981 614,851,823
Total 996,695,654 977,179,732 15,431,764 992,611,496

Block funding represents Non-admitted mental health, Small rural hospitals, Teaching, training & research, and Other non-admitted categories.

Commonwealth Block funding represents Commonwealth block funding contributions paid into the state managed fund from the state pool account, and block payments out of the state managed fund to LHNs and other provider organisations.

State/territory Block funding represents Victorian block funding contributions into the state managed fund, and block payments out of the state managed fund to LHNs and other provider organisations.

Note: The grey shaded areas in these tables reflect that these block payments cannot at this stage be identified by source of funding (state, territory or Commonwealth contribution).

NHR funding and payments shown in these tables include GST where applicable.

For more, see National Health Reform funding and payments.

NHR funding and payments by service category

Table 3 – NHR funding and payments by service category – Victoria, May 2014

This table shows NHR funding and payments by service category on both a monthly and year-to-date (YTD) basis for Victoria for May 2014. NHR funding and payments are separated into the following service categories – activity-based funding (ABF), block funding, and other funding.

Service category NHR funding NHR payments YTD NHR
funding
YTD NHR
payments
($) ($) ($) ($)
ABF
Acute admitted - public * * * *
Acute admitted - private * * * *
Non-admitted * * * *
Emergency department * * * *
Admitted mental health * * * *
Sub-acute * * * *
Total ABF (Pool) 443,629,871 443,629,871 6,467,940,168 6,467,940,168
Block
Non-admitted mental health * * * *
Small rural hospitals * * * *
Teaching, training & research * * * *
Other non-admitted services * * * *
Total Block (SMF) 72,117,206 72,117,206 996,695,654 992,611,496
Other
Public health funding 6,666,679 6,666,679 73,884,064 73,884,064
Overdeposit 0 0 0 0
Cross-border 0 0 0 0
Interest 44,494 44,494 1,168,583 1,168,583
Total Other (Pool) 6,711,173 6,711,173 75,052,647 75,052,647
Grand Total 522,458,249 522,458,249 7,539,688,469 7,535,604,311

*Victoria has advised it is unable to provide payment information by service category as its 2013-14 service agreements with LHNs do not set separate budgets at that level.

Total ABF (Pool) is an aggregate of both Commonwealth and state or territory NHR funding and payments for activity-based funding (ABF) which is transacted through the state pool account.

Total Block (SMF) is an aggregate of both Commonwealth and state or territory NHR funding and payments for block funding which is transacted through the state managed fund (SMF).

Total Other (Pool) represents other funding and payments, which are transacted through the state pool account, including public health funding, overdeposits, cross-border funding and payments, and interest.

State and territory cross-border payments can either be:

  • Paid to the relevant state or territory's LHNs - included within ABF and/or block payments in the above table, or
  • Reimbursed to the relevant state or territory where the state or territory's LHNs are already being funded for the cost of treating cross-border patients - shown in the Cross-border row under Other in the above table.

NHR funding and payments shown in these tables include GST where applicable.

For more information, see National Health Reform funding and payments.

NHR contributions by local hospital network

Table 4a – NHR contributions by local hospital network – Victoria, May 2014

This table shows NHR contributions (from state, territory and Commonwealth sources) made to each LHN in Victoria during May 2014.

NHR contributions to LHNs are separated into an activity-based funding (ABF) component and a block component.

Local hospital network (LHN) ABF component
(ex GST)
Block component
(ex GST)
Total NHR payment
(ex GST)
($) ($) ($)
Albury Wodonga Health 5,233,000 1,195,365 6,428,365
Alexandra District Hospital 0 341,000 341,000
Alfred Health 26,880,908 3,428,512 30,309,420
Alpine Health 0 687,000 687,000
Austin Health 32,075,000 2,667,633 34,742,633
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 2,832,000 148,445 2,980,445
Ballarat Health Services 11,829,500 1,970,370 13,799,870
Barwon Health 21,884,000 2,569,368 24,453,368
Bass Coast Regional Health 1,131,000 28,418 1,159,418
Beaufort & Skipton Health Service 0 254,000 254,000
Beechworth Health Service 0 244,000 244,000
Benalla Health 1,037,000 64,605 1,101,605
Bendigo Health Care Group 11,490,738 2,909,593 14,400,331
Boort District Health 0 138,000 138,000
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 1,449,000 51,000 1,500,000
Casterton Memorial Hospital 0 249,210 249,210
Castlemaine Health 1,145,000 12,000 1,157,000
Central Gippsland Health Service 3,119,000 43,836 3,162,836
Cobram District Health 0 350,000 350,000
Cohuna District Hospital 0 306,000 306,000
Colac Area Health 1,337,000 14,462 1,351,462
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 3,676,736 0 3,676,736
Dental Health Services Victoria 0 0 0
Djerriwarrh Health Services 2,312,000 48,445 2,360,445
Dunmunkle Health Services 0 65,000 65,000
East Grampians Health Service 956,000 40,445 996,445
East Wimmera Health Service 0 622,000 622,000
Eastern Health 36,237,000 5,409,185 41,646,185
Echuca Regional Health 2,079,508 64,400 2,143,908
Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital 0 227,000 227,000
Gippsland Southern Health Service 1,057,000 13,766 1,070,766
Goulburn Valley Health 7,685,000 1,313,345 8,998,345
Heathcote Health 0 126,000 126,000
Hepburn Health Service 0 502,000 502,000
Hesse Rural Health Service 0 112,000 112,000
Heywood Rural Health 0 104,000 104,000
Inglewood & Districts Health Service 0 124,605 124,605
Kerang District Health 0 369,000 369,000
Kilmore & District Hospital 0 615,000 615,000
Kooweerup Regional Health Services 0 316,000 316,000
Kyabram & District Health Services 767,000 9,000 776,000
Kyneton District Health Service 0 247,000 247,000
Latrobe Regional Hospital 8,517,000 2,465,153 10,982,153
Lorne Community Hospital 0 144,000 144,000
Maldon Hospital 0 65,000 65,000
Mallee Track Health and Community Service 0 237,000 237,000
Mansfield District Hospital 0 402,605 402,605
Maryborough District Health Service 947,000 12,872 959,872
Melbourne Health 18,935,468 7,884,585 26,820,053
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 10,496,000 1,483,807 11,979,807
Monash Health 61,543,428 7,559,721 69,103,149
Moyne Health Services 0 219,000 219,000
Nathalia District Hospital 0 117,000 117,000
Northeast Health Wangaratta 4,740,000 192,715 4,932,715
Northern Health 19,452,000 804,000 20,256,000
Numurkah District Health Service 0 438,000 438,000
Omeo District Health 0 111,000 111,000
Orbost Regional Health 0 351,689 351,689
Otway Health & Community Services 0 160,000 160,000
Peninsula Health 21,318,000 2,528,072 23,846,072
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 5,342,000 392,661 5,734,661
Portland District Health 1,313,448 129,300 1,442,748
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 4,850,000 677,890 5,527,890
Robinvale District Health Services 0 336,000 336,000
Rochester & Elmore District Health Service 0 324,605 324,605
Rural Northwest Health 0 514,000 514,000
Seymour District Memorial Hospital 0 682,067 682,067
South Gippsland Hospital 0 404,983 404,983
South West Healthcare 5,930,595 909,977 6,840,572
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 22,389,000 3,607,334 25,996,334
Stawell Regional Health 770,000 32,000 802,000
Swan Hill District Health 1,809,400 39,927 1,849,327
Tallangatta Health Service 0 207,000 207,000
Terang & Mortlake Health Service 0 320,000 320,000
The Royal Children's Hospital 21,722,568 1,904,000 23,626,568
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 4,581,000 200,000 4,781,000
The Royal Women's Hospital 9,005,500 -65,265 8,940,235
Timboon & District Healthcare Service 0 223,563 223,563
Upper Murray Health & Community Services 0 233,000 233,000
Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health 0 2,929,000 2,929,000
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 3,332,000 131,000 3,463,000
West Wimmera Health Service 0 781,000 781,000
Western District Health Service 1,996,000 248,000 2,244,000
Western Health 31,401,000 1,187,000 32,588,000
Wimmera Health Care Group 2,739,000 87,000 2,826,000
Yarram & District Health Service 0 309,000 309,000
Yarrawonga Health 0 502,563 502,563
Yea & District Memorial Hospital 0 142,000 142,000
Total 439,343,797 70,566,832 509,910,629

See explanatory notes below table 4b.

Table 4b – NHR contributions by local hospital network YTD – Victoria, May 2014

This table shows YTD NHR contributions (from state, territory and Commonwealth sources) made to each LHN in Victoria as at May 2014.

NHR contributions to LHNs are separated into an activity-based funding (ABF) component and a block component.

Local hospital network ABF component YTD
(ex GST)
Block component YTD
(ex GST)
Total NHR payment YTD
(ex GST)
($) ($) ($)
Albury Wodonga Health 73,444,950 16,220,538 89,665,488
Alexandra District Hospital 0 4,709,276 4,709,276
Alfred Health 499,125,266 49,622,170 548,747,436
Alpine Health 0 9,455,525 9,455,525
Austin Health 437,314,971 41,835,025 479,149,996
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 38,525,000 1,103,843 39,628,843
Ballarat Health Services 162,125,976 24,888,480 187,014,456
Barwon Health 299,096,922 36,743,622 335,840,544
Bass Coast Regional Health 22,512,000 962,960 23,474,960
Beaufort & Skipton Health Service 0 3,505,380 3,505,380
Beechworth Health Service 0 3,148,686 3,148,686
Benalla Health 14,064,000 256,420 14,320,420
Bendigo Health Care Group 154,072,171 35,467,676 189,539,847
Boort District Health 0 1,883,246 1,883,246
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 19,892,000 928,900 20,820,900
Casterton Memorial Hospital 0 2,984,224 2,984,224
Castlemaine Health 15,536,000 333,380 15,869,380
Central Gippsland Health Service 42,408,755 1,441,445 43,850,200
Cobram District Health 0 4,826,054 4,826,054
Cohuna District Hospital 0 4,164,956 4,164,956
Colac Area Health 18,162,000 654,660 18,816,660
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 37,333,660 0 37,333,660
Dental Health Services Victoria 0 15,000 15,000
Djerriwarrh Health Services 32,039,382 590,304 32,629,686
Dunmunkle Health Services 0 906,934 906,934
East Grampians Health Service 12,998,000 359,720 13,357,720
East Wimmera Health Service 0 8,455,090 8,455,090
Eastern Health 497,035,461 71,920,116 568,955,577
Echuca Regional Health 27,958,333 1,746,446 29,704,779
Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital 0 2,971,503 2,971,503
Gippsland Southern Health Service 14,354,000 365,468 14,719,468
Goulburn Valley Health 104,534,187 19,047,074 123,581,261
Heathcote Health 0 1,683,423 1,683,423
Hepburn Health Service 0 6,860,106 6,860,106
Hesse Rural Health Service 0 1,575,880 1,575,880
Heywood Rural Health 0 1,990,254 1,990,254
Inglewood & Districts Health Service 0 1,533,792 1,533,792
Kerang District Health 0 5,222,826 5,222,826
Kilmore & District Hospital 0 8,879,102 8,879,102
Kooweerup Regional Health Services 0 4,312,844 4,312,844
Kyabram & District Health Services 10,416,000 148,608 10,564,608
Kyneton District Health Service 0 7,551,035 7,551,035
Latrobe Regional Hospital 115,142,275 30,864,639 146,006,914
Lorne Community Hospital 0 1,962,453 1,962,453
Maldon Hospital 0 912,148 912,148
Mallee Track Health and Community Service 0 3,258,537 3,258,537
Mansfield District Hospital 0 5,356,241 5,356,241
Maryborough District Health Service 12,894,000 606,547 13,500,547
Melbourne Health 467,459,223 109,865,615 577,324,838
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 195,018,692 21,709,930 216,728,622
Monash Health 834,424,176 98,193,014 932,617,190
Moyne Health Services 0 3,021,486 3,021,486
Nathalia District Hospital 0 1,580,737 1,580,737
Northeast Health Wangaratta 65,294,604 2,517,221 67,811,825
Northern Health 264,399,750 10,276,875 274,676,625
Numurkah District Health Service 0 6,634,743 6,634,743
Omeo District Health 0 1,438,831 1,438,831
Orbost Regional Health 0 5,179,661 5,179,661
Otway Health & Community Services 0 2,208,556 2,208,556
Peninsula Health 289,741,588 32,498,473 322,240,061
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 71,596,000 8,283,753 79,879,753
Portland District Health 17,801,448 745,866 18,547,314
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 67,327,526 8,638,911 75,966,437
Robinvale District Health Services 0 4,617,904 4,617,904
Rochester & Elmore District Health Service 0 4,132,533 4,132,533
Rural Northwest Health 0 6,972,276 6,972,276
Seymour District Memorial Hospital 0 9,841,032 9,841,032
South Gippsland Hospital 0 4,581,787 4,581,787
South West Healthcare 78,844,426 13,774,803 92,619,229
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 303,420,308 47,708,537 351,128,845
Stawell Regional Health 10,469,000 404,335 10,873,335
Swan Hill District Health 24,292,400 936,144 25,228,544
Tallangatta Health Service 0 2,800,963 2,800,963
Terang & Mortlake Health Service 0 4,444,641 4,444,641
The Royal Children's Hospital 296,764,600 24,976,355 321,740,955
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 62,344,000 2,419,100 64,763,100
The Royal Women's Hospital 158,005,925 -859,132 157,146,793
Timboon & District Healthcare Service 0 3,202,261 3,202,261
Upper Murray Health & Community Services 0 3,120,670 3,120,670
Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health 0 40,286,851 40,286,851
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 46,350,506 2,033,974 48,384,480
West Wimmera Health Service 0 10,628,259 10,628,259
Western District Health Service 27,195,000 3,821,719 31,016,719
Western Health 426,597,496 18,597,005 445,194,501
Wimmera Health Care Group 37,309,000 1,060,868 38,369,868
Yarram & District Health Service 0 4,213,385 4,213,385
Yarrawonga Health 0 6,587,298 6,587,298
Yea & District Memorial Hospital 0 1,951,308 1,951,308
Total 6,405,640,977 969,281,104 7,374,922,081

NHR contributions in this table are GST exclusive to enable comparability of NHR payments in each LHN report.

Note: This table excludes GST.
The majority of government funding to LHNs is not subject to GST. However in some cases hospital funding to non-government entities does attract GST, for example, denominational hospitals, privately and commercially owned health facilities, or any other non-government third party provider of health services or related supplies.

For more information, see National Health Reform funding and payments.

Estimated monthly, YTD and annual activity

States and territories provide service volume estimates at the start of each financial year, and if required, can continue to refine these estimates during the course of the year. These estimates form the basis of monthly reporting of service volumes until actual service numbers become available. These estimates are expressed as National Weighted Activity Units (NWAU).

States and territories provide estimated annual NWAU to the Administrator as a basis for determining the Commonwealth activity-based funding. Current month NWAU estimates accumulate through the year-to-date (YTD) NWAU, to be equal to the annual NWAU at the end of the financial year.

States and territories may also provide activity information relating to the delivery of other public hospital functions funded.

Table 5 – Estimated monthly, YTD and annual NWAU by local hospital network – Victoria, May 2014

This table shows estimated state or territory hospital activity for activity-based funding services expressed as NWAU for May 2014, the associated cumulative year-to-date (YTD), and total estimated annual NWAU for each LHN in Victoria.

Local hospital network (LHN) Estimated NWAU funded in current month Estimated NWAU funded YTD Estimated annual NWAU 2013-14
Albury Wodonga Health 1,372 15,092 17,453
Alfred Health 10,485 115,335 124,649
Austin Health 9,122 100,342 107,652
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 919 10,109 11,169
Ballarat Health Services 3,583 39,413 43,175
Barwon Health 6,836 75,196 83,575
Bass Coast Regional Health 524 5,764 6,179
Benalla Health 254 2,794 3,013
Bendigo Health Care Group 3,745 41,195 44,878
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 0 0 0
Castlemaine Health 303 3,333 3,606
Central Gippsland Health Service 898 9,878 10,859
Colac Area Health 333 3,663 3,916
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 756 8,316 9,006
Djerriwarrh Health Services 562 6,182 7,026
East Grampians Health Service 263 2,893 3,064
Eastern Health 11,190 123,090 134,539
Echuca Regional Health 543 5,973 6,465
Gippsland Southern Health Service 274 3,014 3,248
Goulburn Valley Health 2,319 25,509 27,716
Kyabram & District Health Services 220 2,420 2,574
Latrobe Regional Hospital 2,590 28,490 31,537
Maryborough District Health Service 254 2,794 2,976
Melbourne Health 9,674 106,414 112,356
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 4,149 45,639 53,048
Monash Health 18,652 205,172 227,712
Northeast Health Wangaratta 1,457 16,027 17,509
Northern Health 6,370 70,070 78,367
Peninsula Health 6,637 73,007 80,086
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 1,736 19,096 20,273
Portland District Health 344 3,784 4,042
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 1,526 14,242 18,239
South West Healthcare 1,599 17,589 20,002
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 6,503 71,533 77,323
Stawell Regional Health 226 2,486 2,624
Swan Hill District Health 539 5,929 6,394
The Royal Children's Hospital 5,387 59,257 63,868
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 1,546 17,006 18,392
The Royal Women's Hospital 3,232 35,552 42,152
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 1,021 11,231 12,478
Western District Health Service 611 6,721 7,245
Western Health 9,846 108,306 120,637
Wimmera Health Care Group 791 8,701 9,385
Total 139,191 1,528,557 1,680,407

An NWAU is a measure of health service activity expressed as a common unit. It provides a way of comparing and valuing each public hospital service, whether they are admissions, emergency department presentations or outpatient episodes, by weighting them for their clinical complexity. The average hospital service is worth one NWAU - the most intensive and expensive activities are worth multiple NWAU, the simplest and least expensive are worth fractions of an NWAU.

Monthly NHR payments relate to the cash needs of public hospitals and do not necessarily reflect the volume of services to be delivered in the month.

For more information on the NWAU calculation, see Calculation of NWAU.